Hello and welcome to the second installment of my monthly(ish) round-up entitled Good Stuff On The Internet. Does what it says on the tin really, but if you are interested in a more detailed introduction as to what these round-ups are all about, complete with disclaimers, then feel free to click here.
So first up we have:
This post concerning writing without fear by Iris Beard. It’s not that often I sit in silence for a few minutes after reading a blog post in order to fully absorb its impact. This was one of those posts.
If I didn’t have you is next. Just because I love Tim Minchin.
Happy Mothers Day by Diary of a Benefit Scrounger. DOABS is an excellent and necessary blog as it provides a rare insight into the real life of somebody who is forced to live on disability benefit due to health issues, as well as a good overview of the unworkability of the benefits system as a whole. I thought the Orwellian, sinister tone of this particular post made for a brilliant piece of writing.
I also enjoyed this post about bullying on the Gawker website. Written from quite a fresh perspective I thought. Perhaps ‘enjoyed’ isn’t the right word – but you know what I mean.
Next up, two fairly recent blog discoveries for me:
Firstly, Not Enough Mud. Erudite, really well written, and often with fascinating insights into the authors life and work in another country – I really rate this blog.
And lastly, this hilarious parody of Walk Off The Earth’s cover of Gotye makes me laugh every time I view it.